43-Year-Old Man Died After a Fatal Head-on Crash

PLACER COUNTY, CA (July 19, 2022) – Tuesday afternoon, police responded to a crash that claimed the life of Kevin Beelard.

The incident happened on July 12th, at around 3:00 p.m near Foresthill Road, just west of Drivers Flat Road.

According to California Highway Patrol Officers, Beelard was driving a green Corolla westbound, for reasons currently unknown, the vehicle struck a Blue Acura MBX heading eastbound. The impact of the crash left Beelard, the Acura driver, and her three children, with injuries.

Emergency crews pronounced 43-year-old Beelard dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the Acura driver and her three children were rushed to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and UC Davis Medical Center.

After the collision, both lanes on Foresthill Road were blocked for several hours for cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, investigations into the cause of the accident are underway. CHP urges anyone with more information on the crash on Foresthill Road to call local authorities as soon as possible.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Kevin Beelard. May the memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.


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